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Decentralized funding protocol Polimec launches on Polkadot

Polkadot has launched Polimec, a decentralized protocol that provides fundraising facilities for Web3 projects.

Ripple’s Q1 report reveals a surge in XRP on-chain activity

In its Q1 2024 report, Ripple highlighted significant growth for the XRP ecosystem.

Solana-based protocol Solayer initiates “Genesis Epoch” deposit phase

Solayer, a startup developing a restaking protocol on the Solana blockchain, has launched its deposit period. 

Ethereum and Solana networks experience unprecedented token growth

The crypto market has been flooded with over 1M new crypto tokens since April, surpassing the total number of coins minted in almost a decade.

Google Cloud joins TRON blockchain as a super representative candidate

TRON DAO has welcomed Google Cloud into its ranks as a super-representative candidate. Through this partnership, TRON aims to bolster its ecosystem with Google's blockchain analytics and app development tools.

Celo community votes to integrate Optimism's OP Stack

The Celo community has voted overwhelmingly in favor of adopting Optimism's OP Stack technology. 

Polkadot's latest upgrade improves network efficiency

Polkadot has rolled out asynchronous backing, a pivotal upgrade that will boost the efficiency and transaction speed of the network. 

Polkadot hits a market cap of $12.7B in Q1 2024

Messari reported that the Polkadot ecosystem showcased significant growth across multiple key metrics during the first quarter of 2024.

Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs debut in Hong Kong with lackluster trading volumes

Despite making their much-anticipated debut in the Hong Kong market, Bitcoin and Ether ETFs were barely able to hit modest trading volumes.

Ripple to introduce XRPL-based supply chain solutions in Japan

Ripple has partnered with HashKey DX to launch enterprise-grade supply chain finance solutions based on the XRPL blockchain in Japan.

Network update causes block production outage on Polkadot parachains

Polkadot faced a temporary disruption in block production across its parachains following a major network upgrade. 

What is Cronos (CRO): A Complete Dive

Cronos (CRO), a pioneering blockchain technology backed by a committed team, aims to shape the future of the digital field through innovative solutions and a focus on DeFi

Solana developers alleviate network congestion issues with latest update

After weeks of network congestion issues on the Solana blockchain, the developers have finally introduced a series of fixes with update 1.17.31.

Bitcoin Cash prices crash following halving event

Just a week after its halving event, Bitcoin Cash experienced a sharp decline in its prices.

Solana surpasses $200 as interest in SPL tokens continues to rise

SOL, the native token of the Solana blockchain, has finally crossed the $200 threshold, thanks to a sudden spike in the number of SPL tokens.

Optimism sells $89M worth of OP tokens to an unnamed buyer

Optimism Foundation has transferred 19.5M OP tokens to an anonymous purchaser as part of a confidential token sale. 

Token extensions go live on Solana Network

Solana Labs has released the token extensions upgrade for the SPL token standard.

A Detailed Distinction of Security Token Offering (STO) vs. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Security token offerings (STOs) and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are two distinct strategies for raising capital for blockchain and digital money enterprises.

Polygon deploys POL contracts on Ethereum mainnet

Polygon Labs has launched the token contracts for POL, the next-gen cryptocurrency that will eventually replace MATIC as Polygon's native token, on the Ethereum mainnet.

Judge rejects SEC’s plea to appeal loss in the Ripple lawsuit

The district judge overseeing the SEC vs. Ripple case has denied the SEC’s request to file an appeal after its monumental loss against Ripple Labs.

Polygon deploys Chain Development Kit to simplify L2 network creation

Polygon Labs has deployed its open-source Chain Development Kit to simplify the process of building ZK-powered layer-2 blockchains on the Ethereum network.

XRP momentarily hits $50 following relisting on Gemini

The price of Ripple surged to $50 shortly after crypto exchange Gemini relisted the altcoin on its platform.

Litecoin blockchain successfully completes third halving event

Litecoin’s third halving event occurred on August 2, causing the altcoin’s mining rewards to reduce to 6.25 LTC per block.

Ethereum founder cautions against Worldcoin’s authentication system

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin highlighted the major issues with the Proof-of-Personhood authentication system used by Worldcoin.

BNB Chain to add security updates with ZhangHeng hard fork

Binance’s BNB Beacon Chain will implement new security features in its upcoming ZhangHeng hard fork.

TRON founder refunds $56M TUSD transferred to Binance

TRON founder Justin Sun agreed to reverse a transaction involving $56M TrueUSD tokens sent to Binance after receiving a warning from the exchange’s CEO.

Ripple reports sale of $361M XRP tokens in Q1 2023

Ripple reportedly sold over $361M worth of XRP tokens in the first quarter of 2023. 

Polygon rolls out beta version of zkEVM on its mainnet

Polygon released its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) on its mainnet to increase the scalability of Ethereum-based smart contracts.

Cardano releases Dynamic Peer-To-Peer networking update

The Cardano blockchain deployed node version 1.35.6 on the mainnet to enable dynamic peer-to-peer (P2P) networking.

Solana undergoes second coordinated restart to fix network outage

Solana validators restarted the network a second time following a technical issue that slowed blockchain activity since Saturday.

Eclipse to launch Solana-compatible Polygon SVM

Eclipse announced its plans to release Polygon SVM, a Layer 2 blockchain that will allow Solana developers to port their dapps to Polygon without reconfiguring the applications to run on the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

Polygon cuts staff by twenty percent to consolidate

Polygon has reduced its staff by twenty percent, affecting about a hundred teammates. In addition, the firm has been consolidating multiple business units, and this was a necessary step, reiterating that its treasury is still healthy.

Helium announces date for migration to Solana

Helium has declared March 27 the official date for its migration to Solana and its deployment of Oracles. This significant upgrade will improve the network’s scalability and reliability. 

Polygon announces launch date for zkEVM Layer-Two

Polygon has announced that the launch date for the zkEVM Mainnet Beta is March 27. The zkEVM is an equivalent of the EVM, aiming to expand Ethereum’s scaling capabilities while providing faster and cheaper transactions.

TRON founder seeks to reduce withdrawal fees after fee hike on Binance

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, announced that the firm is working with Binance to reduce the withdrawal fees on TRON tokens following a fee hike on Binance's platform.

Uniswap DAO votes to deploy third version on BNB Chain

Uniswap DAO has voted for the deployment of Uniswap v3 on the BNB chain. OxPlasma Labs will facilitate the deployment, and the Wormhole bridge will be used for cross-chain governance messaging.

Polygon Developers Propose Hard Fork To Address Chain Reorganizations And Gas Spikes

Polygon developers will launch a hard fork on January 17 to reduce gas spikes and chain reorganizations.